Winter Weather Means Messy Morning Commute | NECN

Winter Weather Means Messy Morning Commute



    Many drivers in Mass. warned to be careful on the slippery roads (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    (NECN: Eileen Curran, Lowell, Mass.) - Snow covered Main Street on the Lowell/Tewksbury, Mass. line during rush hour Thursday morning. Drivers slowed their speed to accommodate the conditions.
    But, just an hour earlier, you could see the pavement, thanks to a rain/snow mix that hour that didn’t stick.

    “The conditions seem pretty clear more wet than snow,” said Lowell driver Rachelle Blank.  “The roads seem to have been treated pretty well. It’s more wet than ice.”

    But, that was preceded by lots of snow falling and wind blowing overnight.  It was a tough storm to keep tabs on. Snow plow drivers, though, were just glad for the business.

    “I’m happy it’s here,” said Matt Heathcock of Shamrock Landscaping.  “It’s a little late but better late than never, that’s the way I look at it.”

    If you’re not a fan of the snow, it could be worse. Julie Garvey drove down from Plaistow, N.H., which got a lot more snow than eastern Massachusetts.

    “It’s been a little slippery,” she said.  “I’ve been staying in the right lane and going very slow.  There have been some cars off on the side so you have to go really easy.”

    Snow has been an uncommon sight in Massachusetts this winter. Enjoy this blast while you can, because with temperatures for Saturday reaching 50 degrees, it won’t be around long.